[mythtv-users] can't enter mythtv password for mythtv-setup when I X in via ssh

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 11:00:19 UTC 2020

On Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 4:20 AM Mike Bibbings, <mike.bibbings at gmail.com>

> On 14/03/2020 00:53, Ian Evans wrote:
> > Trying to do some repack stuff via mythtv setup.
> >
> > I'm running XMing and Putty to handle the X forwarding. Hve no problem
> > running something like thunar and getting the dialog.
> >
> > just ran mythtv-setup. After a countless number of lines of:
> >
> > (gksu:20869): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS
> > daemon:
> > Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-n23xcAVQWt: Connection refused
> > GConf Error: No D-BUS daemon running
> >
> > The dialog box appears asking me to type the mythtv password to
> > shutdown the backend. I type the password, but nothing gets entered in
> > the dialog box.
> >
> > I've never seen this error message before. Doing a quick Google
> > search, I'm still not sure what to do.
> If you are running mythtv fixes/31 under Ubuntu/Debian , the password
> required is your user login password, not the mythtv database password.
> This is because mythtv uses systemctl commands (which require sudo
> permission)  to stop/start mythbackend.
29-fixes and yes was entering the user password like I do if I'm on the
machine itself.

My point was that nothing was being recognized by the login box. Typing on
the remote keyboard didn't result in black password cloaking dots and enter
did nothing. That's why I gave up and ran VNC.

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